In this week’s Sunday Salt & Spicy I’d like to take you to the warm lands of the Puglia region in Italy to show you this rustic interior created by Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of Alexander Waterworth Interiors. The designer duo perfectly combines soft pastel shades with textured stones and wooden surfaces to create a rustic feel in this recently renovated 17th century masseria. Perhaps you’re wondering what a masseria is, and so was I, but let me explain. In Southern Italy the masseria is usually the part of a farm where the produce is preserved and everything, from tools to live animals is housed.
The estate consists of four living rooms, eight bedrooms, and three kitchens. It was made for a Hong Kong-based British family who wanted a space to reunite with their relatives. Who wouldn’t like to have a space like that, hey! When you have a beautifully presented house such as this one, anything else that comes with it is just a benefit that enhances the whole experience. I’m talking about the coastline view which is visible from one of the living rooms – amazing!
The rustic interior is complemented by bespoke upholstery pieces and antiques such as the crackly ceramic lamps sourced mainly in Italy. The rooms are a mixture of ancient and modern. The colour scheme consists mainly of beige and grey muted tones with accents of lavender. Crisp white walls rich in texture are capturing the light. Details such as the linen covers on sofas and chairs add a classic touch to the rustic interior and furnishings, and olive branches enhance the peaceful atmosphere. One particular feature of this place that I absolutely adore is the orangery which maintains that Mediterranean feeling and complements the authentic rustic interior.
Source: Alexander Waterworth Interiors